Wild Season is a farming-life sim that takes its foundations from the greats within the farming simulation, visual novel, and RPG genres and delivers them with a twist. Rebuild your farm to its former glory and beyond, befriend the townspeople and maybe find your one true love (of either gender!), and solve the secret of Bedford Valley.
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Mixed (298 reviews) - 54% of the 298 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 7, 2015

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June 29

We Back! Community Update 6/29/2016

We’re here, folks! Sorry we disappeared for a little bit; we’ve been busy with various things, but we will have a longer update and hopefully a stable build for you very soon!

For now, we hope you’ll enjoy this quick post about what we’re working on for y’all!

What you’ll see in the next build:
- Enhanced quest system, with a new set of quests.
- New Winter dialogue arts for characters.
- Winter version of available maps.
- Improved game economy. (Continuously being updated!)

What we’re currently working on:
- Winter dialogue artworks

Please feel free to leave a comment below, send us a message via the Wild Season FB page, a Tweet at the Quickfire Games Twitter, or an email at support@quickfire-games.com.

We hope you’ve all been taking good care of yourselves, and that you have a good week!

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May 25

Winter is Coming: Community Update 5/25/2016

Hold the door, folks! It’s the last week of May, and time for another community update!

It’s a quick one this time, but we’ve got some important stuff that we thought y’all would like to know about! So without further ado, here’s the list!

What you’ll see in the next build:
  • The Fall and Winter Seasons! Our awesome Arts and Dev Teams are fully implementing seasonal aesthetics into this coming build.
  • Crop price changes! Our Game Designer did some re-thinking and brought back some balance into the force economy of Bedford Valley.

What we’re currently working on:
  • Free Mode: Due to popular demand, our devs are working on a mode with endless farming, mining, and fishing--without the distractions of a larger story.
  • New quest system: Our Writing and Design team are busy whipping up different types of quests, including Tutorial and Daily Reward Quests, in addition to the existing Bulletin Board Quests. All of those will be easily accessible via a brand-spankin’-new Quests tab in the player profile!
  • Winter outfits on chibis! The cold winds are rising, Winter is coming...
  • New farming tutorial--’cause you guys told us the first one was just too long, and we hear you loud and clear!

That’s all for now folks! Tell us what you think in the comments below, in a message via the Wild Season FB page, a Tweet at the Quickfire Twitter, or an email at support@quickfire-games.com. Thanks for reading!

And now the Update has ended.

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About This Game

After weeks of being down on your luck in the big city, you've found your calling: farming! A real estate agency is selling a beautiful farm property down south, and amazingly, you have just enough in your savings to buy it outright! Risking it all, you decide to leave the city tonight in hopes of starting your farming dreams tomorrow!

Except you almost immediately get caught in a bad storm, total your car, and are now stuck in a foreign town with some of the strangest people you've ever met. Even worse, the before-thought beautiful farm is in severe disrepair and, according to the townsfolk, was never for sale in the first place! You now find yourself in a seemingly hostile town where one mystery seems to just stack on another...

Only one thing's for sure: the town is hiding something.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: ProcessorAMD E2-1800 1.7 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6320
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 3.10 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 2000
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.5
    • Processor: Intel® Core i5 2.7GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro 1024MB
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium 4 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel® GMA 950
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.0.4
    • Processor: AMD Socket A Athlon XP 3000+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 6200
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Overall:
Mixed (298 reviews)
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Kormandyr
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I was a funder for the Kickstarter (Dec 2013) at a tier that should include music, backgrounds, and a forum badge, in addition to the game. I experienced some of the alpha, and really liked where it was going. Things have improved a great deal with regards to GUI inventory/tool management, but I'm still seeing some bugs and things, and while it's out of Early Access, it functionally still remains incomplete.

Of note, the following:

There's two menus, the main menu that allows you access to a quickplay or story-mode, and the menu you can interact with when you're in the middle of gameplay (by pressing ESC). The in-game menu does not include save/load capabilities. From what I've read, you can only access your saves from the character's bed, and I haven't figured out how to interact with that yet. (***SAVING SHOULD BE IN THE PAUSE MENU.***)

The basic controls have given people a lot of trouble, both with the defaults (WASD, but then some random key choices for other important movements) and with their capabilities. You can't access the ESC or controls throughout an extremely long introduction (I say introduction because any tutorial function actually comes the following day, and because the player is thrust into the world without a functional tutorial!), but encounter situations (like, perhaps, wanting to save in the middle of the very long introduction?) where you might want to reference those key-pairings. Additionally, some players have mentioned things like selections not registering. It didn't want to allow me to select a birthday for my character, for example, and took two or three tries to actually get a season and date in. Additionally, although the icon pointed to the summer, it still logged it as a spring birthday. Players also mention that selections like naming your farm, picking out the character's blood type, things like that will revert back to pre-established settings. Also of note, you can click a lot of different things to bring up the same mega-menu of inventory/journal/character information, but you can only advance the dialogue with one key. Visual novels will allow you several choices, including mouse-click, spacebar, and enter-key, but here, you only have one option.

You don't get all the tools immediately, and it doesn't give you a lot of hinting about when, where, and how you might receive those tools. The boards are your friend here. Despite this, the tutorial character is pretty insistent on your first day that you plant all the seeds you've been given, and since your seeds want to plant in 9 plots at a time, you're effectively losing those seeds to unviable ground since only one spot actually allows you to access all 9 plots on that first day. That tutorial character was the first and only tutorial character I met. Another handed me a fishing rod and worms, but no information on how to catch fish. You can purchase a cook book from a third character, but I haven't seen how you put food together. Once that initial teaching has been given, they disappear off again with their secrets, so good luck remembering.

Space-bar is ambiguously examine, but not everything can be examined.

There are no clues on how to pick up food or eat it. I expect when the character is given a gift of breakfast that it might perk their stamina up; instead the plate was thrown into the middle of the table and rendered inaccessible. The character then accepted a tour around the town, and when they returned, the pancakes were gone. Someone had broken into the character's house and stolen the uneaten gift pancakes. I mean, that's what I assume happened. I kind of hoped that leaving the house might prompt the universal laws to nudge that plate over and make it accessible for a second attempt, but the character suffers from extraordinarily short arms, an effect, I believe, of birth defect.

Load and lag were fairly long for something that has such simple assets. Pauses in the middle of dialogue, or vague side-scenes about 'THEY REALLY BOUGHT THE FARM' served to extend the introduction even longer than felt comfortable, and again, without the option of saving progress. Characters emoting at each other through floating icon balloons also served to extend things out longer and unnaturally.

Doorways are super particular on how to enter and exit. Oftentimes, I have to back up and take a running start at them. The door will move, but the character will bounce off an invisible barrier and have to go looking for the right way to approach the open doorway. The characters will glide all over instead of walking. NPCs will dash across your farm and through the village, making tracking them down a display of your finest hunter-gatherer instincts. There's an unusual amount of fonts/font-diversity, and the font-sizes for descriptions and inventory are a little on the smaller end of things, comparative to the rest of the text. And my character got stuck fishing.

Despite all this, I'm really glad to see how far they've come, and I expect things will clear those up and give this much more polish in future updates. Accessibility is their most recent drive, and while I can only rate this as mediocre at the moment, I know they're going to improve. For the price, I'll give them that opportunity.
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aikidomorph
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Not enjoying this so far I'm afraid.
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DarkSim
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
What a fun game. Not sure what all the complaints are over, the developer is still updating and the game runs just fine. I'm playing it in 4k and it is gorgeous. Great job! Looking forward to the many hours to come.
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WildUprising93
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Ok... Forget this title... I got this because it seemed promising at the time, when it wasn't episodic... I liked the concept and I actually enjoyed the writing... but the game (As it stands) is buggy as all hell.... The events/writing/story feels unfinished in this episode... I'm not saying the whole story is unfinished (Which it obvious given it's the 1st episode)... I'm saying the story is unfinished in THIS episode.... It was so promising but it has this feeling like the developers were like: "Ok, Enough of this... we'll release this as an episode and continue making the game that way." It feels like a lazy cop out...

Save your cash and go buy Stardew Valley... $2 cheeper for A LOT MORE and it's a full title! Also, the game was 98% and top on steam for a while... And guess what, ONE PERSON made Stardew (concept, art, coding, music, etc.... everything)... he did more than this team ever accompolished on this sad little game...
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wicked_fallen
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
I think this may be a scam. Episode one is buggy and unplayable. The quality of the game really makes me believe that either these people started a false project to crowd fund money or that they're complete amateurs.
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docteurmccoy
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
This game was absolutely amazing except for the fact that it's not a full game! The game abruptly stops and says something about episode 2 which let me save you the trouble, isn't out.
Also, it's really buggy. Save your $17, the game only lasts enough to play for a day or two, definitely not worth the money.
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Stratekx
( 21.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
If you are looking to buy this game, DO NOT BUY.

I started playing this game the week it was released. Since then the game has made very little progress in development. The devs seem to be on another planet, and while they have fixed a few bugs they have not focused on fixing the broken core game elements.

-Tools often glitch breaking game.
-NPC's are often in walls
-Textures are missing
-Game freeze upon entering and leaving certain areas
-No tool level up
-No home improvement

There are many many more problems with this game, but these are some of the basic game breaking ones that have been and still are a problem a YEAR after release. This should not be.

Recently they have changed this to an episodic release (I say recent but it was a bit ago). Why would you do that when your core content is still broken? YOUR CORE CONTENT IS STILL BROKEN.

Overall, if you are looking to get this game please don't waste your money. This game had such great potential. It is a shame the devs have decided to do nothing accept scrub cash from us by releasing a half baked game, assuring us they are working on it, and then never working on the game breaking issues.

For now I will continue to watch and hope for a patch release that actually fixes the problems. Should the status of this game ever change, so will my review. I was really looking forward to this game, and as I said before, it has tons of potential.

Devs, if you read this, please fix the current content FIRST before the release of new content.
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pablonmartins
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 30
I see a lot of people saying the game developers are horrible for making an episodic release... and then saying they will have to buy the other episodes even after they have bought the game before this announcement... which is sad and untrue.

That, however, does not mean that this game does not have very fundamental problems.

The developers decided to remove the game from early access due to, from what I could gather, spending all the money they crowndfunded on growing their company instead of working on their game (or maybe simply due to horrible money-handling skills).

But this game is far, very, VERY far, from being even close to be completed. And all that is taking into account the fact that this is just the first episode of the game. The first episode is not close to completion. In the state it's in, it's barely at a Beta state. I usually expect Beta games to have most of the core content ready to go but in need of some polishing.

In the first 30 minutes of the game you are introduced to a lot of content that, when you attempt to access, just ins't there or is completely unusable. This is the definition of a game in Alpha state.

I get it developers, you need the money or you won't be able to finish the game, but there were much better ways to go about this that did not involve blatantly lying about the state of your game.
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•Goregasm•
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
I bought this without realizing it had so many buggy problems, So I waited what seemed like forever to even start playing it. There are still alot of bugs, I cant even imagine what it was like before. Possibly unplayable? BUT so far I've played almost 10 hours and I can say despite all of the bugs & glitches I really do enjoy the game. It's very nostalgic. I hope it doesn't let us down and go into a completely different game or possibly a Stardew Valley clone (Which i havent played, but I can tell I prefer Wild Season more) With news coming out more frequently it seems hopeful. It's playable now, Just save ALOT.
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Luke
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 4
Bought this game before the episodic nature they tried. Honestly the game is just subpar. I was looking for harvest moon type of game farming and that kind of stuff instead it tries to push through a half-baked story and just loses what made harvest moon so good would not recommend at all
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
If you are looking to buy this game, DO NOT BUY.

I started playing this game the week it was released. Since then the game has made very little progress in development. The devs seem to be on another planet, and while they have fixed a few bugs they have not focused on fixing the broken core game elements.

-Tools often glitch breaking game.
-NPC's are often in walls
-Textures are missing
-Game freeze upon entering and leaving certain areas
-No tool level up
-No home improvement

There are many many more problems with this game, but these are some of the basic game breaking ones that have been and still are a problem a YEAR after release. This should not be.

Recently they have changed this to an episodic release (I say recent but it was a bit ago). Why would you do that when your core content is still broken? YOUR CORE CONTENT IS STILL BROKEN.

Overall, if you are looking to get this game please don't waste your money. This game had such great potential. It is a shame the devs have decided to do nothing accept scrub cash from us by releasing a half baked game, assuring us they are working on it, and then never working on the game breaking issues.

For now I will continue to watch and hope for a patch release that actually fixes the problems. Should the status of this game ever change, so will my review. I was really looking forward to this game, and as I said before, it has tons of potential.

Devs, if you read this, please fix the current content FIRST before the release of new content.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
This game was absolutely amazing except for the fact that it's not a full game! The game abruptly stops and says something about episode 2 which let me save you the trouble, isn't out.
Also, it's really buggy. Save your $17, the game only lasts enough to play for a day or two, definitely not worth the money.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
I think this may be a scam. Episode one is buggy and unplayable. The quality of the game really makes me believe that either these people started a false project to crowd fund money or that they're complete amateurs.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
What a fun game. Not sure what all the complaints are over, the developer is still updating and the game runs just fine. I'm playing it in 4k and it is gorgeous. Great job! Looking forward to the many hours to come.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
175 of 194 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2015
Well now that we've hit 1.0 I looked back on my early access review and looked to see whats's changed....

Not much the entire EA review STILL applies

This game is in no way ready for primetime with the current build - it was FAR FAR FARRRR too early to be released. Extensive control issues, numerous bugs, and horrible optimization make this a buggy unplayble mess.

Runs at 30fps on my GTX980 and it's not because the framerate is locked - I mean it seems like it's locked at 60 but that's not the point - it just runs like ♥♥♥.

It looks polished but it doesn't PLAY polished and none are more frustrated than me that that's the case.

A lot of ♥♥♥♥ has been made about the price point - I don't really mind since farming games like this has always been an EXTREMELY small niche and someones gotta get paid.... but the game needs work.... lots of work.

If they can get the game running at a decent level I'll change my recommendation but as it is I cant recommend it because I don't want to play it in its current state.
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142 of 155 people (92%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 9
- Laggy
- Buggy
- Unoptimized
- disappointing


Buy Stardew Valley instead
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79 of 88 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
37.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Played the game enough to get to the end of the first episode, the devs have their priorities way out of order, coupled with the fact that they clearly bit off more than they could chew, and you have Wild Season. The game we've all been waiting for. I found myself waking up, watering plants, then going to sleep until the next day, rinse and repeat. There's really nothing else to it than that, sure you can go mining (the levels on the mine repeat themselves occasionally, including all the crap you left on the floor) but you cant use the ores to make anything like in HM games, you just sell them for next to nothing, better off spending money farming. Animals are broken, you can buy a chicken, and yes it will eventually lay eggs after it's happy, but you can't incubate the eggs, they disappear the next day, so if you want multiple chickens you have to keep buying more, which is against the point to begin with, you would never see your money back from that.

Cows are useless, by the time I got the money to buy one it wouldn't give me milk, even after getting its happiness up to a certain point there was still nothing. On the last day of episode one some of your animals just randomly go missing (it even says at the top of the screen, as if it's some sort of story plot) but you never see them again, its never mentioned again, your animals are just gone.

The story is what kept me playing, I love story driven games, it allowed me to struggle my way past the insane amount of incomplete, and honestly I like the story, when I was at work I would keep thinking to myself "man I wonder what will happen next" and I wasn't disappointed, however a game that plays similar to HM you don't expect an ominous "TO BE CONTINUED" in your face after you begin Fall, it's just ridiculous.

As much as I played this game, and as much as I'd love to play the rest, in it's current position it is just not worth it, let alone worth the DLC. The problem is that I haven't seen much progression in this game for the past 2 years that i've watched it. I no longer see any game breaking bugs, sure some bugs that require you to save and restart, but nothing that kills your save files anymore, at least that hurdle was jumped over.

Ultimately I highly suggest saving your money for now, it's not worth it and you WILL be disappointed.
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68 of 74 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 27, 2015
I love the Harvest Moon and Rune Factory games. Even paid top dollar for the original SNES cartridge which I still have and can play today. I was really excited about this game until I purchased it and actually played it. Seems to have a lot of potential but sooo many bugs that it's unplayable. People forget about you, things in inventory disappear, and for me the game randomly crashes when I go to save it. Thus losing that days work. Now I hear that they think it's "finished" and they want to move to episodic charging more for people that haven't purchased it yet. No thanks..
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67 of 74 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 28, 2015
Episode One....EPISODE ONE?!?
This game has some of the most infuriating controls, knee jerk stories I have ever seen. Its an unfinished game and only AFTER they release it on steam do they say...Oh we are not only unfinished but we are also switching it. So you paid 14$ for a unfinished, glitchy, buggy game, nope...you only paid for part one.

Developers, make up your minds. Until this game is solidly finished I wouldnt recomend this game at all. Developers need to get this thoughts together. If your gonna ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ize Harvest Moon atleast do it well
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41 of 43 people (95%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 28, 2015
I love Harvest Moon, so I was really excited about this. Unfortunately, it caused me to have a lapse in judgement and buy an EA game. I bought it in May, and it was unplayable. I sat on it until just now, played it, and was bored in 30mins. The biggest problem I had with this game was its unbearable control issues.

My disappointment doubled when I heard they're doing episodes instead of a full game. They outright admit the new format is because they failed to manage their money, and no other reason. I regret paying a dollar for this game. I don't anticipate ever having the complete game I paid for.

It's a bummer because this game could have had potential if it was in the right hands... oh well.
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